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Jobs: ColdFusion vs Ruby

Updated on November 17, 2023
By Pete Freitag

The Ruby programming language is getting a lot of interest these days, thanks to the Ruby on Rails framework developed by 37 Signals' David Heinemeier Hansson. I thought I would see how it fares against ColdFusion using indeed's new job trends feature:

coldfusion vs ruby job trends graph by indeed.

As you can see the word ColdFusion shows up in about 0.06 to 0.08% off all job postings. Ruby is currently at about 0.03%, but growing.

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Jobs: ColdFusion vs Ruby was first published on January 22, 2006.

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y'know, a few years ago (before ASP was called "classic"), Tcl ("Tickle") was touted as the next big thing as far as web programming languages go (much like Ruby is today, IMHO)

and where is Tcl now?
by barry.b on 01/22/2006 at 4:48:13 PM UTC
Ha, I was going to do a posting very similar to this-- one of the founders of Indeed e-mailed me a week or two ago when this feature launched.

You need to do a -tuesday for Ruby.. there are tons of jobs listed for Ruby Tuesday, and also add a "Cold Fusion" since there are a lot of people that spell it with a space in it.
by Brandon Harper on 01/22/2006 at 8:28:57 PM UTC
Here is an improved link...
by Brandon Harper on 01/22/2006 at 11:23:27 PM UTC
Good points brandon, thanks! Feel free to post any additional commentary on your blog.
by Pete Freitag on 01/23/2006 at 12:41:55 PM UTC
OO, component-based cfmx lends itself very well to developing an MVC2 framework (like rails, struts, etc.) We have our own cfmx MVC2 framework, complete with data abstraction layer, called "Aqueduct." Still deciding whether to use it internally or to Open Source it.
by thad on 01/25/2006 at 8:08:52 PM UTC